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Pageant Beach proposal gets initial nod from CPA

Pageant Beach proposal gets initial nod from CPA

| 17/10/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): A  proposal to build a ten-storey hotel on the Pageant Beach site in George Town has been given initial approval by the Central Planning Authority after the project was granted outline planning permission last month. Despite a number of objections from residents, largely at the [...]

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Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

Dart finally confirms Ritz acquisition

| 13/10/2017 | 63 Comments

(CNS Business): After several months of speculation that Dart Real Estate had acquired the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman but no comment from officials at the company, the Cayman Islands’ biggest property owner has finally announced that it has bought the luxury hotel on Seven Mile Beach. The [...]

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DoT makes impact with marketing awards

DoT makes impact with marketing awards

| 06/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) received three IMPACT Awards at the Internet Marketing Association’s (IMA) annual awards celebration held 29 September 2017 in Las Vegas. The DoT received the Content Marketing Strategy Award for Cayman Vows magazine, launched in J [...]

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Stay-over guests soar to new heights

Stay-over guests soar to new heights

| 03/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism’s promotional and marketing efforts continue to pay dividends, reflected in record-breaking summer statistics for air arrivals. After 77,030 visitors arrived during July and August, officials said that figures are significantly outpac [...]

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Moses lauds NCL despite CIG plans to overhaul

Moses lauds NCL despite CIG plans to overhaul

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): In a message to mark World Tourism Day, Minister Moses Kirkconnell has sung the praises of the National Conservation Law as an important element in Cayman’s commitment to sustainable tourism, which is this year’s theme. The tourism minister said the unanimous passage [...]

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Tourism ministry touts for business in wake of storms

Tourism ministry touts for business in wake of storms

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Ministry of Tourism is touting its ‘Caymankind’ brand as the government here does what it can to assist other destinations devastated by the storm. But officials are also making it clear that the Cayman Islands are unscathed by the recent trio of hurricanes and wel [...]

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GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

GT hotel proposal faces local opposition

| 19/09/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS Business): The proposed new hotel development at the Pageant Beach site in George Town will be going before the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday, but not everyone will be hoping the board gives the proposed project the nod. Despite enthusiastic support from government for the new hot [...]

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Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

Airport says phases 2 and 3 will be complete by year-end

| 24/08/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): With work on phase one of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project complete, officials said this week that they are also on target to finish phases two and three before the end of 2017. The first phase included the development of the new baggage handling and scre [...]

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Tourism sector puts faith in cops over crime

Tourism sector puts faith in cops over crime

| 14/08/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has said it is encouraged to learn that the police are now addressing several of the concerns stakeholders in the sector have had for some time about rising crime. Following a meeting with the police commissioner and other senior polic [...]

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CPA paves way for GT boutique hotel

CPA paves way for GT boutique hotel

| 09/08/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business) The Central Planning Authority has paved the way for a boutique hotel on the old Tree House site on the George Town waterfront after granting planning permission to NCB Investments at last month’s meeting. One of two planned hotel developments in the area, the $30million proj [...]

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Air arrivals: the harsh reality

Air arrivals: the harsh reality

| 03/08/2017 | 32 Comments

A CNS reader writes: It’s a pity the Hon Minister wasn’t a bit more forthcoming with some of the arrival stats that don’t make quite such happy reading. UK arrivals – 6,808, down just under 10% on the first six months of 2016 and stuck at slightly below the same level they have been for t [...]

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Air arrivals heading for record-breaking year

Air arrivals heading for record-breaking year

| 02/08/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): As the tourism sector passes the halfway mark for 2017 government officials are confident that the Cayman Islands will enjoy another record-breaking year as a destination for overnight visitors. If the numbers continue Cayman can expect to see at least 400,000 guests this year. Fo [...]

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GT hotel projects begin planning process

GT hotel projects begin planning process

| 23/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Two new hotel development projects on the coastline along North Church Street in George Town have begun the planning process after one project was listed to be heard at this week’s Central Planning Authority meeting and developers for a second recently announced that they h [...]

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DoT launches wedding magazine

DoT launches wedding magazine

| 17/07/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT), in partnership with a US publisher, has released the first issue of a glossy magazine devoted to all things wedding-related in Cayman. Cayman Vows was launched in both print and digital versions on 11 July, with 40,000 copies dest [...]

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Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

| 09/07/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) is changing the itinerary or three of its ships next year to avoid Falmouth Port in Jamaica, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, even though the port was built through a partnership between RCCL and Port Authority of Jamaica. However, [...]

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